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Nuclear Fuel Services Engineering Data Scientist in Lynchburg, Virginia

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,400 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental remediation and nuclear operations management at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXTech and learn more at

BWXT is currently seeking a, multi-talented Engineering Data Scientist to serve as a researcher for nuclear product development for its location in Lynchburg, VA.

Job Description/Duties:

  • Combines nuclear or mechanical engineering experience with data science for nuclear product research & development.

  • Deploys a range of statistical techniques for causation analyses.

  • Machine and deep learning systems for predictive quality.

  • Visualization products including analytics, 3D simulation, and data models.

  • Develops sensor platforms and imagery processing on development or production processes.

  • Satisfies research and development objectives to warrant continued investment toward product realization.

    Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or computational field of study (e.g., nuclear or mechanical engineering preferred) is required.

  • Engineering Degree must be from an ABET-accredited university.

  • Masters or PhD preferred.

  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience is required, internships toward an advanced degree may substitute.

  • Expertise in nuclear or mechanical engineering, statistical analysis, multiphysics coding and/or computer vision strongly desired.

  • Must possess strong coding skills in C++, Python.

  • Experience in simulation or design tools a big plus (e.g. neutronics, thermal hydraulics or stress).

  • Travel (10-20%) domestic and international is required.

  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance, whichever is required.

Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. citizenship with (no dual citizenship) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.

BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.